from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A lateral stay or brace.
  • n. A radial stay used in steam-boilers to prevent deformation of flat surfaces such as heads under pressure by securing the head to the shell by flat steel plates riveted to both. More usually called gusset-stay.


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  • I'm guessing wing-stays were of no use to Icarus.

    December 28, 2011